Thermaltake HardCano 13
Written by Michael Larabel in on 29 January 2005. Page 1 of 3. Add A Comment

Thermaltake's HardCano fame arose with the HardCano 2, which offered a 40mm silent fan and two-channel LCD temperature monitoring system, although this is rather lax by today's standards. Over several revisions, new features began showing up - such as USB and Firewire ports, fan speed controller switches, and a multi-function transfer rack. Thermaltake's HardCano 13 is no minor alteration, but an entirely new generation for future HardCano units. Some of the new features include a 6 in 1 card reader, large back lit LCD monitor with eight different colors, and a precision electronic button control. However, this device doesn't come cheap; priced at over $60 for a single 5.25" multi-function panel.

Features:

· Ideal solution for integration of a smart card reader and Fan controller into the desktop environment
· Suit for 5.2-inch Drive Bay
· The best 6 in 1 Card Reader- compatible with 6 different media: CF/IBM Microdrive/SM/SD/MMC/MS
· Great combination with fan controller and monitoring device
· Large EL back light LCD Monitor with 8 colors
· Precision Electronic Button Control

Contents:

Thermaltake states, inside the user's manual, that the included parts are the HardCano 13 module, and accessory pack. With the first two being self explanatory, the accessory pack contains four 3-pin fan extension cables, four thermal probes, and two 4-pin to 3-pin power adapters. Also included is the USB extension cable, for connecting to your motherboards USB headers, four pieces of thermal tape, and a driver CD for the card reader. The thermal tape is used to keep the thermal probes in place. Unfortunately, none of these cables came sleeved together, for easier cable organization.


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